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Nova Religio. 2020; 234124–125 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.124
Published: 15 April 2020
...Jackson Stephenson © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 Yoga, Meditation, and Mysticism: Contemplative Universals and Meditative Landmarks . By Kenneth Rose . Bloomsbury Academic , 2016 . 245 pages. $108.00 cloth; $35.96 paper; ebook available. Finally...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 213103–109 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.21.3.103
Published: 01 February 2018
...Philip Deslippe © 2018 by The Regents of the University of California 2018 Gurus of Modern Yoga . Edited by Mark Singleton and Ellen Goldberg . Oxford University Press , 2014 . 386 pages. $115.00 cloth; $33.95 paperback; ebook available. Homegrown Gurus: From Hinduism in...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 201134–135 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/novo.2016.20.1.134
Published: 01 August 2016
...Amanda Lucia © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 From Yoga to Kabbalah: Religious Exoticism and the Logics of Bricolage . By Véronique Altglas . Oxford University Press , 2014 . 408 pages. $99.00 cloth; $35.00 paper; ebook available. From Yoga to Kabbalah...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 193111–113 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2016.19.3.111
Published: 01 February 2016
...Joseph Alter © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Selling Yoga: From Counterculture to Pop Culture . By Andrea R. Jain . Oxford and New York : Oxford University Press , 2014 . 240 pages. $99.00 cloth; $19.95 paper; $9.99 Kindle. The Muslim Brotherhood is...
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Nova Religio. 2014; 181118–121 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2014.18.1.118
Published: 01 August 2014
...Christopher F. Silver © 2014 by The Regents of the University of California 2014 Theos Bernard, the White Lama: Tibet, Yoga, and American Religious Life . By Paul G. Hackett . Columbia University Press , 2012 . 520 pages. $32.95 Cloth. contexts. His case studies bring much-needed...
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Nova Religio. 2013; 172113–115 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2013.17.2.113
Published: 01 November 2013
...Lola Williamson © 2013 by The Regents of the University of California 2013 American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation—How Indian Spirituality Changed the West . By Philip Goldberg . Harmony Books , 2010 . xv + 398 pages. $26.00 cloth. practices and the...
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Nova Religio. 2006; 10257–74 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2006.10.2.57
Published: 01 November 2006
...Celia Rothenberg ABSTRACT: This article delineates and explores three distinctive, although frequently overlapping forms of "Jewish yoga": Judaicized yoga, Hebrew yoga, and Torah yoga. Each of these is an evolving system of mental, spiritual, and physical experiences based both on yogic practices...
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Nova Religio. 2012; 15329–50 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2012.15.3.29
Published: 01 February 2012
... twentieth century, however, the Terāpanth prescribed a form of modern yoga for enhancing the body and life in the world. I argue that this shift signifies a practical change in the everyday body maintenance regime of the practitioner. It does not, however, signify a soteriological shift for the advanced...
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Nova Religio. 2006; 93141–142 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2006.9.3.141
Published: 01 February 2006
...Elizabeth de Michelis ©© 2006 by The Regents of the University of California The History of Modern Yoga: Patanjali and Western Esotericism. By Elizabeth de Michelis. Continuum Press, 2004. 256 pages. $125.00 cloth. Given the recent popularity of yoga in mainstream America, not only is de...
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Nova Religio. 2001; 519–51 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2001.5.1.9
Published: 01 October 2001
...Sarah Caldwell ABSTRACT: This article suggests two apparently contradictory theses: namely that Swami Muktananda (1908––1982) was an enlightened teacher and practitioner of an esoteric form of Tantric sexual yoga, and that he also engaged in actions that were not ethical, legal, or liberatory with...
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Nova Religio. 2012; 16188–103 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2012.16.1.88
Published: 01 August 2012
...Ann Gleig Drawing on my own fieldwork experiences with the transnational Integral Yoga community, this essay offers some reflections on two possible approaches to bridging insider-outsider perspectives in the study of new religious movements. First, I consider Gerald Larson's suggestion of a...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 20357–73 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.20.3.57
Published: 01 February 2017
... native Neopagan association with legal status as a religious association; a Kriya Yoga community with legal entity status as a non-profit association; and a Neo-Tantric organization with legal entity status as a regular business enterprise. I show that despite the differences in their approaches, each...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 19433–56 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2016.19.4.33
Published: 01 May 2016
...; New York in the late 1920s and 1930s; and New Mexico in the late 1930s and 1940s. The Theosophical Society, the Delphic Society, Agni Yoga and various Rosicrucian organizations attracted several leading American artists involved in the networks. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California...
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Nova Religio. 2015; 19165–86 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2015.19.1.65
Published: 01 August 2015
...Peter Heehs The Sri Aurobindo Ashram was founded by Sri Aurobindo Ghose and Mirra Alfassa as a place for individuals to practice yoga in a community setting. Some observers regard the ashram as the center of a religious movement, but Aurobindo said that any attempt to base a movement on his...
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Nova Religio. 2011; 15270–92 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2011.15.2.70
Published: 01 November 2011
...Helen Crovetto Ananda Seva Mission (Blissful Service Mission) is an international Hindu tantric organization that resulted from a schism within Ananda Marga (Path of Bliss), a million-member, international socio-spiritual organization that teaches a type of Hindu tantra yoga. Ananda Marga’s founder...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234122–124 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.122
Published: 15 April 2020
... doubt that Gleig s work is a strong scholarly and ethno- graphic contribution to current research on American Buddhism, and should be of great interests to scholars, college students, and members of American Dharma communities. Manuel Lopez, New College of Florida Yoga, Meditation, and Mysticism...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 2337–30 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.7
Published: 01 February 2020
... materials for individual consumption.5 In her study From Yoga to Kabbalah: Religious Exoticism and the Logics of Bricolage, Ve´ronique Altglas6 reassesses the issue of bricolage as a main feature of contemporary spiritualities. Critical of the overriding empha- sis on the processes of individualization and...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 23189–111 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.89
Published: 01 August 2019
... beginning in the mid-1970s. 2 These entities included Sikh Dharma International, intended to further Sikh worship and identity, and the Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization (3HO), created to further the practice of Kundalini yoga. There were also a variety of offshoots from the original entities, a number of...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 231134–135 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.134
Published: 01 August 2019
... half playfully legitimizes her humorous self- identification as a spiritual slut (131), a phrase likely to go viral. Andrea Jain s case study of Bikram Choudhury and his infamous effort to copyright yoga postures is done in the context of only briefly noting Bikram s disappearance after being...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 23138–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.38
Published: 01 August 2019
... many previous sociological accounts, there has been an intense focus on the apparent consumerism of New Age practices, but not on what those involved in these practices actually consume.3 New Agers are said to consume practices such as yoga and reflexology (often in what is described as problematic...